||[Jul. 7th, 2008|09:16 pm]
The Question Club
You're on a date with a delightful woman (or man, if you're like that). You're eating at a rather nice establishment that features an amazing selection of food, all at a reasonable price. You order drinks, and appetizers, but nature calls and you're forced to excuse yourself for a brief moment. After you get done, and return, you notice your drink is fizzing in a particular spot, but don't pay it any mind. You realize you should have paid attention when, as you walk with your date back to your vehicle, you become rather intimate with the ground and spend an undetermined period of time in what most people call "unconsciousness."|
You awake, dizzy and confused, and tied to a chair in a room you don't recognize. You go to talk, but your mouth is covered in a thick tape. You turn your head a little, and see the-person-who-was-your-date standing to the side, with an object in her hand that shines in the dim light. She walk to you, and you see the object is a knife, chipped on the edge. She grabs the tape and rip it off. You go to yell, but your mouth is quickly covered by her hand. She takes the knife, and presses it to your throat.
She leans in, and whispers in you ear, "A police officer is sitting at the side of the road on a motorbike with the engine running, monitoring motorist's speeds with a speed gun. The speed limit is 100 km/h. A motorist passes the police officer at 120 km/h and as the car passes, the police officer starts from rest and chases the motorist with uniform acceleration of 3 m/s^2. How long does it take for the police officer to reach his car?"